Memories Never Forgotten, An Etheree Poem

I saw this idea/suggestion on the dVerse blog yesterday and it completely intrigued me so I thought I’d give it a go. Also, today is my oldest son’s birthday so in light of that, I thought I’d attempt an Etheree style poem about the day he was born.

We
had been
laboring for hours,
you and I, wondering
what in the world was
making things so hard for you
to escape the comfortable home you outgrew.
Contractions strengthened, you kicked, stretched, and nothing changed.
Finally, your little heart, exhausted beyond all endurance, slowed.
Doctors came, pronouncements made, preparations done, and here you came!

© D. Elaine Wood-Lane
5/20/16


An Etheree, based on syllables or words, is a geometric form, ascending from one to ten or inverted from ten to one. You can build as many sequences as you like, reversing the syllable/word count from ten to one (or not). Suggestion and more information can be found at: https://dversepoets.com

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Categories Blessings, family, History, memories, PoetryTags

16 thoughts on “Memories Never Forgotten, An Etheree Poem

  1. What a delightful way to remember that special day. Thanks for joining us today.

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    1. Thanks so much! My son is 32 years old today so it really is an event burned in my brain. We nearly lost him, but thankfully, obviously, didn’t!

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      1. That makes his life all the more precious, no doubt.

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  2. A great memory in etheree, Elaine! Yes, welcome to what we hope is more pondering of the poetic process! Not only thanks for joining us today, but days to come!

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  3. What a wonderful event to remember… the form helps you in delivering so to speak…

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  4. What a memorable day it is ~ Love the personal and thanks for joining us ~

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  5. Thanks for all of your comments and your welcome! I truly appreciate it!

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  6. Oh, most excellent! I am so glad you decided try this form! ❤

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    1. I saw your’s last night and had to give it a shot! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      1. I’m SO glad you did!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your son! And congratulations to both of you.

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  8. This is such a delightful way to commemorate his special day 😀
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  9. Those kind of memories never fade. Here’s to many more for you and your son! Thanks for joining in at dVerse. 🙂

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  10. hypercryptical May 21, 2016 — 4:42 pm

    A most excellent from me too. There is nothing so wonderful as the beauty of new life, although as you experienced, it does sometimes have scary moments.
    Anna :o]

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  11. sMiles.. mY Friend..
    no greater blessing
    than the successful
    entrance of a new one
    to
    this
    World..:)

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  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade May 25, 2016 — 8:19 pm

    A lovely, triumphant birthday poem, very celebratory.

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